Nantes defeated PSG 3-1 IN League 1 tie.


Nantes has drfeated PSG in the League 1 fixture by 3-1.It came as a surprise for all the fans as everyone expected PSG to put on a show after they defeated Real Madrid in the UCL.

Nantes defeated PSG
Defenders defending Leo Messi


But, things didn’t go as expected.PSG started with a 4-3-3 formation with MESSI NEYMAR AND MBAPPE (MNM) on the front and Verrati playing in the mid along with Gini Wijnaldum and Idrisa Gueye. Juan Bernat and Kehrer played as full backs with Navas as the goalkeeper.

Match Story

Muani scored for Nantes in the 4th minute of the game and Merlin doubled the lead in the 16th minute.PSG created a lot of chances in the first half but, was not able to convert any of them.

Nantes defeated PSG
Nantes players celebrating

Whereas, Nantes took their chances and also got a penalty in the extra time of first half, which was buried by Blas.Nantes pressed really high and with great coordination and intensity as they were not letting PSG settle on the ball.

Second half began and Lionel Messi threaded a beautiful through ball for Neymar and the Brazilian scored the goal.After that goal PSG looked more in control and also won a penalty as Mbappe was fouled in the box.

But, Neymar struck a not so good penalty as the goalkeeper Lafont saved it.PSG had plathora of chances but they were not able to bury them.Mbappe missed a close range effort, Neymar missed the penalty and Leo Messi also didn’t take a first time shot which was cleared by the defender.

Nantes defeated PSG
Mbappe tackled by Merlin


PSG had a good game creation wise but they lacked finishing and were really bad at defending.Keylor Navas was not having a great game along with Marquinhos and Kehrer also doing errors. For Nantes their goalkeeper Lafont had a great game as he saved a lot of chances ,if not for him PSG could have atleast drawn the game.

Nantes defeated PSG due to the fact that Left back Merlin also had a great game as he scored a goal and also defended really well.Lionel Messi was having an amazing game on an individual level as he created many chance for Neymar and Mbappe and also was looking in his flair.

Anyways, Nantes had a great game, their game plan worked perfect for them and PSG would once again need think about their strategies before the away leg at Santiago Bernabeu against mighty Real Madrid. PSG are leading the tie 1-0 but result changes very quickly in Knockout rounds.

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